Category: Travel

Oahu for Winter Break: A Mom’s Guide

Two years ago, my husband and I decided to take the family to Hawaii during Winter break. My brother has a condo there (Waikiki) so we just had to book flights and a rental car and we were good to go. Per my brother's tutelage, I visited the Hawaiian Airlines website daily and checked fares to find the least expensive flights. He was right fares really do change from day to day quite dramatically on Hawaiian Airlines. As a family of five, flights are a huge expense. I ended up finding flights for only $256 round trip for each of us. We left on January 1st for 9 days.

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A Summer Trip to Italy with the Kids: 10 Cities in 10 Days, Saluti

SorrentoA 6th grade trip to Italy, God help me. 12 children, 3 parents, 2 teachers. 11 days. EF Tours was the chosen tour company, known for being cheap. They lived up to their reputation. We arrived in Milan on a Monday, after 31 hours of travel beginning at 3:30am at LAX, a long layover in NYC and finally Milan, five movies later. We met up with other assigned groups at the airport. 51 of us piled onto our tour bus that would become our second home for the next 9 days. I’m not a group person.

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